Mount Columbia Institute of Technology

STEM EDUCATION AND ROBOTICS

IN THE NEXT DECADE, 80% OF JOBS WILL REQUIRE MATH AND SCIENCE SKILLS. MOUNT  COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WAS CREATED TO ENGAGE STUDENTS OF ALL AGES, IN HANDS-ON ROBOTICS ACTIVITIES TO STIMULATE THEIR INTEREST IN MATH AND SCIENCE.

ENGINEERING

PROGRAMMING

PROBLEM SOLVING

COMPETITIONS AND LEARNING

COMPETITIONS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF LEARNING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS AND A FUN ACTIVITY FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES.

IMPROVED TEAMWORK

Team-based educational competitions require students to take on challenging tasks that require good communication, collaboration, and teamwork.

ACADEMIC HEROS

One critical piece to increasing a student’s academic self-identity is in having heroes and idols that they can look up to.

INTRINSIC MOTIVATION

Competitions have learned this and are highlighting the process and purpose-driven challenges behind the competition to drive student motivation.

BENEFICIAL PEER COMPARISONS

Students are constantly comparing themselves to their peers. we hope to help students see academics as a favourable area in which to compare themselves.

MENTAL TOUGHNESS

Persistence, resiliency, and grit are all components of Mental Toughness. These valuable real-world skills come across every area of our careers and lives

RISK ANALYSIS

In tournaments, Engineering Design Competitions, and Open Solution Challenges there are many ways in which students are tasked to evaluate risk.